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real leader, nelson mandela. >> billy brown considers him one of his biggest influences, placing him among some of the biggest civil right ises advocates. brown hosted him in his civil rights tour after he got out of prison. >> mandela came here in 1990, and 70,000 packed into the coliseum to see their hero and receive thanks for his activism. >> it is you, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my dedication hopes to continue to prosper. >> the bay area choir who performed for him in south africa will be live at 6:30. >>> the man who paid a lot of money to combat -- tenure and the mark he leaves behind. >> reporter: the so-called supercop is back in new york. the mayor elect named william braton the job he had under giuliani. >> this is a beacon of light for the rest of world. >> reporter: his record of cleaning up crime was what attracted the oakland officials, paying him $250,000 to tell them how to tackle crime here. a year-long contract job that ended a month ago. >> i think what bill did was that he came in and he watched how we were implementing different things
remembers most about his meeting with nelson mandela. >> how an investigation after the death of paul walker has led to an arrest. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, transformation... and placi >>> there's just no viability in this city for daytime retail. >> now at 6:30, forced to close in the midst of a neighborhood transformation. and placing the blame squarely on city hall. we're talk about the uptown neighborhood in the heart of oakland. kpix 5's da lin spoke to one business owner who witnessed long-time mom and pop shops getting pushed out by trendy bars, music venues and restaurants. >>> reporter: people come and go. but this corner shoe store? >> the neighborhood staple. >> reporter: 35 years and it, too, will go. closing at the end of the month. >> some days i have nobody coming in. absolutely nobody. >> reporter: some are even surprised he lasted this long. he credits his niche business, selling hard-to-find sizes. long-time customer elaine sampson drove from sacramento. >> very sad. this is the only shoe store in the bay area that i can get shoes at that i know of. >> it's going to change the
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